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Life is plastic.

Critically interrogate your beliefs.

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Zen

Sam Harris on meditation.

In this podcast Belgian neurologist and neuroscientist Stephen Laurey interviews Sam Harris about his meditation practice. Meditation… is a way of recognising just how much there is to be grateful for. You haven’t died yet. Your life is right here to be enjoyed, and it can only be enjoyed by you. In this corner of […]

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Spreading out the vision.

A technique for improving your meditation and cultivating a relaxed open awareness.

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Zen

One Bright Pearl.

An interview with Henry Shukman.

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Zen

Doorway.

Some wise words from Ayya Jitindrya, an Australian Theravadin (Buddhist) nun

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Journal

Yarram and a coronavirus update.

There is a storm front moving through, with high winds predicted. So tonight we have opted to hunker down in a safe little van park in Yarram, a small farming town in the southeast area of Gippsland Victoria (pop. 2,135). Map location: Yarram Victoria 3971 Our agenda includes laundry, long hot showers and lounging around […]

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Back on grid.

I’m sitting outside Tilley’s cafe waiting for Kelly to arrive after work. The lunchtime throng has thinned down to the unhurried few who either sit in older scrunched-in-close jovial groups or sit apart uni students tapping deeply into their laptops. Kelly will be a couple of hours yet which suits me fine as I have […]

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Off grid for next 7 days.

I am about to go into a 7-day silent meditation retreat, so I will be off the grid for a while. That means no email, no talking, no reading, no writing, no YouTube, no wifi, no news, no TV….no nothing. Nowhere to hide. It is shaping up to be a challenging experience with temperatures predicted […]

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Video: On consciousness.

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. Rumi I don’t know much about Peter Russell. I have not read any of his books but his bio states that he is an author who initially studied mathematics and theoretical physics at Cambridge University (UK), before changing his […]